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A funnel cloud spotted in Live Oak today - Photo thanks to a reader that sent this in.

-Photo Submitted by Kent Grayson, Jr. Wildlife and nature photographer.

LIVE OAK SEPT 27 COUNCIL AGENDA

City of Live Oak

Regular Monthly Council Meeting

A G E N D A

Monday, September 27, 2021 5:30 P.M.

1 . Meeting called to order

SUWANNEE SEPT. 21 MEETING AGENDA

Live Oak, Fla.,

SUWANNEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

JUDICIAL ANNEX BUILDING

218 PARSHLEY STREET SOUTHWEST

LIVE OAK, FLORIDA  32064

TENTATIVE AGENDA FOR September 21, 2021, 5:00 P.M.

Local Teenagers provide meals to shut-ins

Jennifer and Stephanie Chen deliver a meal to Lulu, of Live Oak. -Photo Submitted

 

By Tami Stevenson

Live Oak, Fla., – What started out as a summer venture has turned into an indefinite adventure in benevolent altruism and friendship.

Genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida

Adult female yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus), in the process of seeking out a penetrable site on the skin surface of its host. -Photo Credit: James Gathany, Center for Disease Control Public Health Image Library

By Tami Stevenson

The University of Florida recently announced that for the first time in United States history, the experimental use of genetically modified mosquitoes is taking place in the Florida Keys. It began in the Spring of 2021, and will run through the Spring of 2022. The experiment is being led by a biotechnology company, Oxitec, from the United Kingdom.

Local firefighters speak out against unlawful vaccine mandates

Staff Reports

NEWBERRY, Fla.

– Monday, Governor Ron DeSantis declared that the state of Florida is going to stand with Floridians in their fight against any unlawful vaccine mandates during a meeting in Newberry.

Obit, Obituary for Albert M. Sandlin

In Memory of Albert M. “Al” Sandlin

Mr. Albert M. “Al” Sandlin, 73, of Mascotte, FL

Duke Energy donates $1 million in meals and materials to Louisiana

All photos courtesy of Duke Energy

Submitted by Ana Gibbs

Live Oak, Fla., – Duke Energy is donating $1 million worth of meals and materials to United Way of Southeast Louisiana to assist in Hurricane Ida relief. The company delivered several semi-truck loads of Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s) and COVID personal safety items, which included thousands of masks, hand sanitizers and other personal protective equipment to community partners in Louisiana. The supplies will be provided at emergency supply distribution events and through Entergy utility volunteers at Customer Information Centers. The donations will help protect residents against COVID as they work to rebuild.

UPDATE: RIVEROAK Virtual Open House

HAS BEEN POSTPONED Live Oak, Fla., –

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